This is an excellent site showing the amount of tax you pay according to your income.
For the purpose of this homework activity, you will have an income of $100,000 per annum and you will have to pay tax on that income.
This sliding scale shows you will pay $24,947 to the government out of your $100,000.
Work out what that leaves you with.
Your task this week is to graph how your taxation dollars are spent by the government according to your $100,000 income.
(Hint- round the amounts to the nearest 100. Therefore 9,543 would = 9,500).
You each have graph paper or you may choose to use Numbers and select one of the many different types of graphs.
Without showing your parents this site, play a little game with them.
Cut out the page of icons showing how the government spends their tax dollars.
Have a family member order them according to how they want their money spent.
Compare how they ordered the icons to the actual amounts the government spent .
Paste their order in your homework book.
(see your teacher for your graph paper and page of icons)